Tax-filing season is turning into a challenge for thousands of employees whose companies have been duped by email fraudsters. A major phishing scheme has tricked companies into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers' incomes, addresses and Social Security numbers. Fraudsters who perpetrate tax refund fraud want W-2 information because it contains virtually all of the data one would need to fraudulently file someone’s taxes and request a large refund in their name.
It is approaching that time of year again, the 2016 tax deadline is only a few months away and with that in mind here are a few things to know to help prevent you from falling victim to tax fraud.
ATM skimming is on the rise in Springfield, and there are a number of steps you can take to protect your card number, your PIN and your money from would-be thieves.
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